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’Aadę́ę́’ hoołtį́į́ł.

there-from 3s-rain.Prog

’Adą́ą́dą́ą́’ shá bíighah ’atah ’adishdiłgo ’i’íí’ą́.

yesterday 1-for 3-passing down 1-play.stick.dice.RI evening

’Atsiniltł’ish dóó tó dayókeedígíí baa ’áłah ’aleeh lá.

electricity and water pl-3-request.I-NOM 3-for meeting DISC

’Ayóo deesk’aazgo beeldléí ditánígíí biih násh’nah.

very cold-GO blanket 3-thick.NI-ÍGÍÍ 3-into 1-crawl.R

’Ayóo łį́į́’ sh naalgeed diní, ’ííshją́ą́shį́į́ díí łį́į́chogii bikáá’ dah ńdaah.

very horse 1-with 3-buck.CI 3-2-say.NI lets.see this stallion 3-on up 2-sit.I

’Ałk’idą́ą́’ tł’oh naadą́ą́’ dant’į́įhgo łį́į́’ doodaii’ béégashii da há hada’ał’éés ńt’éé’.

long.ago grass corn 3-ripen.I-GO horse or cow etc. 4-for 3-stomp.I past
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Long ago when the wheat ripened it was stomped out by horses or cattle. (YM 1987: 402)

’Ąąh háá’á wolyéii k’ad doo ’asht’é’égóó bik’ee ntsinisdzá.

credit 3-call.P now neg extremely.neg 3-on-account-of overwhelm.P

’Oółháásh lágo.

2-sleep.O don’t

’Óshą́ą́’ laanaa’ dichin shi’niiłxį́.

1-eat.O wish hunger 1-3-kill.I

-góó

-káá’

-lááh

Béégashii yáázh ła’ shibee’í’diidłííd bik’í niní’ą́.

calf one 1-cattle.brand 3-on 3-1-put.NP

Ch’ah ’éí doodaii’ nák’ee sinilí łizhinígíí daats’í nee hólǫ́’?

hat or sunglasses perhaps 2-with 4-exist.NI

Ch’ah ’éí doodaii’ nák’ee sinilí łizhinígíí daats’í nee hólǫ́’?

hat or sunglasses perhaps 2-with 4-exist.NI

ch’ínígóó

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everything possible without result, failure in spite of every effort, to no avail

Ch’óóshdą́ą́dą́ą́’ Na’nízhoozhídi kééhasht’į́ ńt’éé’.

formerly Gallup-at 1-live.I past
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I used to live in Gallup. I lived formerly in Gallup. (YM 1987:296)                                                                                                                                                                           

Ch’ééh jiyáán hooghangóó dah dii’ągo shee nikihoníłt.

watermelon home-toward up 3-1-move.SRO.P 1-with area-start-rain.P
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When I set out for home with the melon it started to rain on me. (YM 1987:346)

Chidí bitiin ’ałts’ą́ą́hjí ’ańt’i’.

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There’s a fence on both sides of the highway. (YM 1987:110)

Chidí kǫ́ǫ́ ndaajeehígíí t’áá ’ániidígo dahodeezlįįd.

car here 3-run.pl.I-COMP just recently pl-3-become.P
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These cars that run around here just recently came into existence, cars are a recent invention. (YM 1987:450)

Chidí sits’ą́ą́’ hashtł’ish yiih yilwodgo t’áá ch’į́į́góó ch’ééh ’ííł’įįd.

car 1-from mud 3-into 3-go.P-GO failure in.vain 1-act.P

Da’ chidíísh bee hólǫ́ doodaii’ ni daats’í chidí nee hólǫ́?

Q car-Q 3-with 4-exist.NI or 2 maybe car 2-with 4-exist.NI

Da’ chidíísh bee hólǫ́ doodaii’ ni daats’í chidí nee hólǫ́?

Q car-Q 3-with 4-exist.NI or 2 maybe car 2-with 4-exist.NI

Da’iidą́ągo sitsilí bilééchąą yázhí náneeskaadí ła’ yá yiidiyiisdláád dóó yaa yiizhjaa’.

1Pl-eat.I-GO 1-brother 3-puppy tortilla some 3-tear.P and 3-to 3-3-give.P
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While we were eating my little brother tore off pieces of tortilla and gave them (one after another) to his puppy. (YM 1987:180)

Damóo yę́ędą́ą́’ dziłghą́ą́’dę́ę́’ shádí dóó ba’áłchíní bił ’adaashkai.

sunday past.time mountain-top.of-from 1-elder.sister and 3-children 3-with downward-1-go.Pl.P
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Last Sunday I accompanied my older sister and her family down from the mountaintop. (YM 1987:11)

Daniel hahgosh hidilníísh?

Daniel when-Q 3-start.work.I
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When does Daniel go to work?

Dibé bighan báátis dah yiishte’.

Sheep corral 3-over up 1-climb.P

Dibé bighan báátis dah yiishte’.

Sheep corral 3-over up 1-climb.P

Dibé ła’ yóó’ ’íínilgo k’adę́ę ’e’e’aahgo ch’ééh bí naanááshwoł.

sheep some away 3-1-lose.P-GO almost evening in.vain 3-after 1-run.around.P
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When I lost some sheep I ran around after them until near sundown without success. (YM 1987:589)

Dichin nínízin ya’?

hungry 2-want.NI Q
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You are hungry, aren’t you? (YM 1987:23)

Díí chąą’ shą’ háádę́ę́’ niníyęęzh?

this manure-Q where-from 3-ooze.P

Díí dziłígíí shádi’ááh bich’ijígo ’ałkéé’ ’adíítąąd.

this mountain-Comp southward 3-toward-GO one-behind-another 3Pl-scatter.NP
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These mountains are strung out, one behind the other toward the south. (YM 1987:447)

Díkwíísh ninááhai?

how.many-Q 2-winter.NI

Dlǫ́ǫ́’ ba’áán góne’ yahadeeshnii’go dlǫ́’áyázhí shishhash.

prairie.dog 3-hole into down1-3.to.reach.out.hand prairie.dog-little 1-bite.P
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I stuck my hand into a prairie dog hole and a little prairie dog bit me. (YM 1987:259)

doo --- le’ ’át’éégóó

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used with the optative mode to produce a meaning roughly equivalent to “proof against”

doo yéé --- -í

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it’s a good thing that, you’re lucky that

Doo yéé niiłtsán.

NEG fear .P. 2-1-see-NOM
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It’s a good thing I didn’t see you! (YM 1987:352)

doochǫǫł --- dooleeł

Doochǫǫł ’át’éego ha’éé’ bik’íhizhdizheeh dooleeł.

ridiculous 3-be.NI-GO 4-clothes 4-spit.P Future
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It is ridiculous (intolerable) for a person to spit on his clothing. (YM.1987:350)

doozhǫǫgo

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acceptable, satisfactory, decent

Ha’át’íísh Mary nayiisnii’?

What-Q Mary 3-to.buy.I

Ha’át’íísh Mary nayiisnii’?

What-Q Mary 3-to.buy.I

Ha’át’íísh nizhé’é nayiisnii’?

what-Q 2-father 3-3-buy.P

Ha’át’ííshą’ hastiin dóó ’at’ééd ’áyiilaa?

what-Q man and girl 3-3-make.P

Ha’ąądi dibé bighan.

areal-other.side sheep 3-corral

haa nízahdę́ę́’ hoolzhiizh

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for how long

Haa nízahjį’ hanínáshyįh dooleeł t’áá ’ákwíí jį́?

how 3-long.N-up.to 1-rest.R FUT every day

Hastiin dóó ’at’ééd ha’át’íí ’áyiilaa?

man and girl what 3-3-make.P
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What did the man and the girl make?

Hastiin dóó ’at’ééd lá ha’át’íí ’áyiilaa?

man and girl Q what 3-3-make.P

Hastiin sání léi’ ’áłchíní bił yanáa’áago yił nahalne’.

man old INDEF children 3-with 3-pile.NI-COMP 3-with 3-tell.CI
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An old man is telling stories to a pile of children. (Lit. the children are piled with him) (YM 1987:750)

Háadish nichidí nííníłbą́ą́z?

where-at-Q 2-car 3-2-.park.P

Háágóó díníyá?

where-to 2-go.F

Háágóó lá Bíl doogááł nízin Jáan?

where-toward Q Bill 3-go.sg.F 3-want.CI John

Háágóó shą’ díníyá?

where-to.Q 2-go.F

Hoozdohdi ’éí doo ’ashohodoobéézhgóó deesdoi.

Phoenix-at TOP extremely 3-hot.SPN

k’asídą́ą́’

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very nearly, within an ace of, coming close to

Kin Łánídiísh ’éí doodago Bee’eldííldahsinildi daats’í naniná?

Flagstaff-at-Q TOP or Albuquerque-at perhaps 2-go.around.CI

Kwe’éshą’ haa nízah nináhálzhishgo nináháltį́į́h?

here-Q how 3-long.N-up.to time.move.R-GO rain.R
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How often does it rain here? (YM 1987:429)

Kwe’éshą’ haa nízah nináhálzhishgo nináháltį́į́h?

here-Q how 3-long.N-up.to time.move.R-GO rain.R
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How often does it rain here? (YM 1987:429)

Mary ha’át’íí yinízin?

Who-Q what 3-3-want.NI
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Who wants what?

Mary łį́į́’ bił yá’át’ééh.

Mary horse 3-with 3-good.NI

Na’ahóóhaii Ya’iijááshtsoh bini góne’ nída’adleeh.

July 3-in 3-into rodeo 3-Pl-SUP-be.R
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In July, rodeo events take place.

Na’ńle’dii. Tó háníyá, tóhą́ą ’ásdįįd lá.

dismay water areal-1.go 3-disappear.P DISC
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I went for water but to my dismay I found that it was all gone. (YM 1987:559)

Naadą́ą́’ lá haa néelą́ą́’ nida’ak’eh biyi’ góne’?

corn Q how 3.much.N 2-cornfield 3-in there
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How much corn is in your cornfield?

Naakidi tsin sitą́ądi daats’í kinaaldá b ’ahééniijéé’.

two mile 3-run.pl.P-at maybe purberty.ceremony 3-with RECIP-1dpl-run.pl.P
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We (pl.) ran about two miles with the girl who was running in the puberty ceremony. (YM1987:46)

Náshdóí yę́ę noonéełgo wónáásdóó k’adę́ę ’ádįįh jiní.

wildcat former 3-die.off.Prog-GO soon nearly 3-extinct.I 4-say.NI
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Wildcats are dying off and it is said that soon they’ll become extinct. (YM 1987:678)

Nił bééhózinísh ’éí doodaii’ nicheii daats’í bił bééhózin?

2-with 3-know.CI-Q TOP or 2-grandfather perhaps 3-with 3-know.CI

Nił hǫ́zhǫ́ǫ́sh doodaii’ doósh nił hózhǫ́ǫ da?

2-with-happy.NI-Q or neg-Q 2-with happy.NI neg

Niłísh bééhosin doodaii’ biłísh bééhozin?

2-with-Q 3-know.CI or 3-with-Q 3-know.CI

Níyolgo t’áá ’áko niishch’ił.

wind-GO immediately 3-blink.U
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When it’s windy, I usually blink.

néishjį́į́h

R mode-1-become black, get sunburned.R

Shá bíighah ’azee’ál’į́įdi sédá.

sun proportionate medicine 3-make.I 1-sit.SPN

Shééhonísinísh?

1-2-know.NI-Q

Shicheii hastą́diin nááhai yilááhdę́ę́’ ’aníłdįįd.

1-grandfather sixty years 3-beyond-from 3-3-survive.P

Shicheii t’áá ’íiyisíí hastihgo biniinaa kónááhoot’éhí doo na’ádódlíi da.

1-grandfather very 3-old.N-GO because next.year NEG 3-expect.live.NP NEG 
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Since my grandfather is very old he doesn’t expect to be alive next year at this time. (YM 1987:544)

Shichidí t’ahdii yá’át’ééh, ’át’ah ’índa ła’ ninááhideeshnih.

1-car still 3-good.N later one again-3-1-buy.F
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My car is stíll good so I won’t buy another one until later. (YM 1987:132)

Shighandóó ndáá’góó ’ada’iisdee’go nihí ’éí t’áá yiike’.

1-home-from war.ceremony-to 3-go.away.P we.du.pl TOP just 1du-remain.behind.P

Shilį́į́’ tł’aaká’ii dóó shilį́į́’ biyéél bił tsodizin ’íishłaa.

1-appaloosa and 1-horse 3-saddle 3-with prayer 3-1-make.P

Shinék’eesinilí shee hólǫ́ǫgo t’éiyá bee ’eesh’į́.

1-me glasses 3-there exist.NI with only 3-with1-see.N(Prpg:??)
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I can only see with my glasses. (YM 1987:367)

Shí ’éí t’áá naanishdóó kingóó déyá.

I TOP just work-from town-to 1-go.I

Shí ’éí t’áá naanishdóó kingóó déyá.

I TOP just work-from town-to 1-go.I

Shí hanii t’éiyá Naasht’ézhí bizaad shił bééhózin.

I contrary only English 3-language 1-wtih 3-know.P
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I’m not the only one who knows Zuni (despite appearances to the contrary). (cf. YM 1987:415)

Shí shidá’ák’eh níhígíí bilááh ’áhoníłtéél.

1 1 cornfield 2 COMP 3-wider areal-wide.NI

Shí t’óó ’ááłk’iis yisháałgo shizhé’é tsékooh gódeg ha’asbą́ą́z.

1 merely SUP-alongside 1-go.Prog-GO 1-father canyon areal-up up-3-drive.P
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My father drove (a wagon) up out of the canyon with me walking alongside. (YM 1987:2)

Sitsiitł’óól tsásk’eh bikáá’ dah yishłééh.

Navajo.hair.tie bed 3-on up 3-1-put.SFO.U

Sitsóí ’ólta’góó dah diigháahgo ła’ béeso baa yish’ááh.

1-grandchild school-toward up 3-start.to.go.I-GO some money 3-to 3-1-give.SRO.U

T’ah ’ałk’idídą́ą́’ ’éí Diné tát’áá góyaa kéédahat’íinii t’éiyá díí tábąąhgóó bidáda’ak’eh naaznil ńt’éé’.

still quite.long.ago the people water-near areal-down pl-3-reside.NI-NOM only this water-edge-toward farm 3-lie.PlO.SPN past

T’áá ’ákwíízhíní tó dah siyínígóó ’ałnánáshdááh.

every summer lake-toward again-1-go.R

T’áá ch’ééh ’ásht’į́įgo bįįh biyaaghah ’eelwod.

just in.vain 1-act.NI-GO deer 3-around.corner 3- run.away.P
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I was still trying (to get a bead) when the deer went around a corner and disappeared. (YM 1987:258)

T’áá hazhóó’ógo yisháałgo biniinaa shaa ’adiildee’.

just carefully 1-walk.Prog-GO 3-because 1-for PASS-left.behind.P

T’áá hooshch’į’ déshnish.

suddenly 1-start.work.P

T’áá hooshch’į’ déshnish.

suddenly 1-start.work.P

Ts’aa’ wolyéhę́ę k’ad t’áá ’íiyisíí bídin hóyéé’.

basket 3-call.NI-past now really 3-without HO-lack.NI

There’s a real scarcity of traditional baskets now. (YM 1987:458)

Tsé dzídzahashníiłgo baa naashá, daniidoiigo táchééh góne’ yah ’adoo’nił biniiye.

rock into.fire-3-1-put.P-GO 1-go.I 3-become.hot.P-GO sweathouse into in 3-PASS.put.PlO.F 3-because
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I’m busy putting stones into the fire, to be taken into the sweathouse when they get hot. (YM 1987:355)

Tł’éédą́ą́’ ńléí dził bine’jí ’adildííl yiits’a’ ni’.

night-past there mountain 3-behind-way thunder 3-sound.P recall

yideeshjį́į́ł

FUT-FUT-1-become black, get sunburned.F

Yiską́ągo naaltsoos naa deesh’ááł.

tomorrow book 2-for 1-move.SRO.F

Yiską́ągo níléí Tóhajiileehgóó shigáál deizt’i’.

tomorrow.GO over.there Tóhajiileeh-toward 1-physical.being pl-3-path.extend.P

Yóó’ ’anáháshyeed.

away SER-1-run.R
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I run away time after time. (YM 1987:437)

Łééchąą’í ’ałch’į’ yiil’aad.

dog RECIP-toward 3-1du-sic.P
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We sicced the dogs on each other.